Category Archives: Center for Dispute Resolution

CDR’s free Conflict Workshop Series addresses common issues in workplace

Mark your calendar for the Center for Dispute Resolution’s fall and spring Campus Conflict Workshop series. These free workshops are offered for Missouri State faculty, staff, students and alumni. These also qualify for Master Advisor credit. Giving and Receiving Feedback …

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Five reasons to choose COAL as your college

They are the storytellers. The creators. The visualizers. The students who make up Missouri State’s College of Arts and Letters take pride in standing out amongst the crowd and making their Missouri Statement a distinct one. How? Here are five …

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Victims, offenders meet face to face to move past crime

Through the Center for Dispute Resolution’s Restorative Justice Programs, Professor Dr. Charlene Berquist hopes to offer victims, offenders and other at-risk youths the opportunity to build the skills needed to pull themselves out of a justice system that may swallow them up.

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Study away trip explores dynamics of conflict, peacemaking in Ireland

Several students and faculty participated in a short-term study away trip to Ireland in June. The 10-day trip was sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution. The program explore the country’s historical and cultural roots of conflict and the subsequent …

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Restorative Justice program at Center for Dispute Resolution sees life-changing results for juveniles

Adults take for granted the ability to resolve conflict — a skill perfected over a lifetime. Dr. Char Berquist discusses the Restorative Justice program at the Center for Dispute Resolution.

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Professor to be awarded for work in mediation

Communication professor and director for the Center for Dispute Resolution, Dr. Charlene Berquist, will be awarded by the Association of Missouri Mediators at its Oct. 17 annual conference in St. Louis. The non-profit organization, based in Jefferson City, promotes the …

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Center for Dispute Resolution seeks volunteers for weeks-long project with area middle school girls

The Center for Dispute Resolution will host a free training session this Saturday, Sept. 6, for women who wish to learn more about and/or volunteer to co-facilitate in the program Circles for Girls, a structured educational group for girls and …

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Center for Dispute Resolution to present at ACR national conference

The Center for Dispute Resolution (CDR) at Missouri State University was selected to present during the Association for Conflict Resolution’s national conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, in October 2014. Specifically, representatives from the CDR will present about the Girls Circle program during a presentation entitled “From Both Sides Now: The Circle Experiences of Girls and Facilitators and What It Means for Practice.”

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Professor awarded grant to work with young female offenders

Dr. Charlene Berquist, professor of communication and director of the Center for Dispute Resolution (CDR) at Missouri State University, has been awarded a $52,138 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention grant by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Missouri Department …

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